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  • Northern Lights: His Dark Materials Trilogy, Book 1

  • By: Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by: Philip Pullman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 379
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 342
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

This is the first book in the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials, from Philip Pullman. Set in a parallel world very similar to our own, Northern Lights tells the compelling story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear, and a witch-queen.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent voice acting

  • By Clare on 17-05-2015

Amazing fast paced story

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-2018

I absolutely loved this book, but the way the dialogue has been cut together, with no space in between what different characters are saying, its can feel a bit rushed sometimes.

  • Paddle Your Own Canoe

  • One Man's Fundamentals for Delicious Living
  • By: Nick Offerman
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 10 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

Growing a perfect moustache, grilling red meat, wooing a woman - who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, always manly Nick Offerman, best known as Parks and Recreation's Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking - he runs his own woodshop - Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman's childhood in small-town Minooka, Illinois, to his theater days in Chicago, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bacon

  • By Johnpocalypse on 28-07-2015

Fantastic Book.

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5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-01-2018

Nick Offerman has a gift for storytelling made better by his angelic voice. You'll take a lot from this book by this fantastic man.

  • Sleeping Beauties

  • By: Stephen King, Owen King
  • Narrated by: Marin Ireland
  • Length: 25 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

In a future so real and near it might be now, something happens when women go to sleep: they become shrouded in a cocoon-like gauze. If they are awakened, if the gauze wrapping their bodies is disturbed or violated, the women become feral and spectacularly violent, and while they sleep they go to another place....

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Never thought I’d say this about a Stephen King...

  • By Brenda on 26-11-2017

It's okay.

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3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-10-2017

I was very excited about this book. In the end I just wasn't a fan. It seemed very forced and didn't have any characters or moments that will stick with you.

  • The Passage

  • By: Justin Cronin
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Adenrele Ojo, Abby Craden
  • Length: 36 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 327
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 326

Amy Harper Bellafonte is six years old, and her mother thinks she's the most important person in the whole world. She is.... Anthony Carter doesn't think he could ever be in a worse place than Death Row.... He's wrong. FBI agent Brad Wolgast thinks something beyond imagination is coming.... It is.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • fantastic story

  • By Renee on 29-07-2016

Interesting!

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-07-2017

I quite liked the story and characters, but I did struggle to stay interested sometimes. As soon as I started liking one group of characters, the setting completely changes and they're now (for the most part) out of the story!

  • Norse Mythology

  • By: Neil Gaiman
  • Narrated by: Neil Gaiman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,235
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,126

The great Norse myths are woven into the fabric of our storytelling - from Tolkien, Alan Garner and Rosemary Sutcliff to Game of Thrones and Marvel Comics. They are also an inspiration for Neil Gaiman's own award-bedecked, best-selling fiction. Now he reaches back through time to the original source stories in a thrilling and vivid rendition of the great Norse tales.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Mythology at its best

  • By Amazon Customer on 09-04-2017

Absolutely brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-02-2017

I love this book. I've read the physical version 3 times and listened through t a few more. it's brilliantly performed and written.